Certification and advertising on our website takes one complete school year, because you have to collect student work and respond to it. However, in order for a caring adult to understand how to teach with this method requires the teacher to watch about 2 hours of DVD and to read a 77 page booklet. Once you start the program with the students, you really do not need to spend outside time preparing for the class. Because the students are responsible for researching, the teacher acts more as a tutor and guide, rather than a lecturer.
Teaching with the Take a Stand! series helps me get to know my children and students better and it helps them how to think critically, form historical judgement, and express themselves in speech and in writing.